Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Rabbit Requirements:
1. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals being exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.
2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases.
Bob Kolb, Chairperson—717-270-9050
Open Rabbit Show-Saturday, July 22
ARBA and PaSRBA Sanctioned
Please see Rabbit Entry Form
Please see Meat Pen Entry Form
Please see Meat Pen Compliance Form
1. All rabbits must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements. See page 16 for health requirements.
2. All breeds of rabbits and cavies recognized by the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) will be accepted for entry.
3. All Rabbits must have a permanent, legible ear mark before the show. There will be no tattooing on the day of the show. The judge will have the option of disqualifying any rabbit with an unreadable ear mark.
4. All rabbits will be judged according to the latest Standard of Perfection of the ARBA.
5. Exhibitors shall furnish their own water and feeding bowls (in good condition), and feed. They are responsible for feeding and cleaning their own animals. Cages must be clean at all times.
6. All exhibitors shall be present to assist with set up and clean up. Set up will be Saturday, July 15, at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to sign in at set up and clean up. Animals are released on Friday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or after 9:00 p.m. All exhibitors are expected to help with clean up at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29. Animals must be removed by 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29.
7. All rabbits and cavies must remain in their cages at all times except during judging.
8. Entries will be accepted until such time as cooping capacity is reached. PRE-JUNIORS THAT ARE ENTERED WILL NOT RECEIVE PREMIUMS, COOPING OR PARKING PASSES.
9. Only 4-H and/or FFA Meat classes will be eligible to receive cooping, premiums, and parking passes. MEAT CLASSES SHOWN IN THE OPEN (Dept. 9) OR YOUTH (Dept. 11) SHOWS WILL NOT BE COOPED, RECEIVE PREMIUMS, OR RECEIVE PARKING PASSES FOR THEIR ENTRIES.
10. Substitutions may be made up to cooping time. These substitutions must be in the same breed, sex, variety, and age group. No other changes will be made with exception of the sex of Jr. animals. It is the exhibitors responsibility to enter their animals in the correct class and show.
11. All tattoo changes must be made Friday evening by 9:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!
12. There is a limit of 2 entries in the same class by the same exhibitor.
13. Exhibitors must be present at the time of judging. Classes will be called three times ONLY. Exhibitors are responsible for carrying their ani-mals to and from the judging table at the appropriate times.
14. Exhibitors are responsible for entering their exhibits correctly. Illegible entries will not be accepted.
15. Cage skirting and animal identification tags will be provided by the Fair. Animal identification tags must be displayed on the cage at all times. Personal cage displays are to be limited to cooping area. Farm name and/or Rabbitry name may be displayed, but all other display items MUST BE EDUCATIONAL. No personal signs or displays will be allowed elsewhere in the rabbit barn.
16. All exhibitors are expected to read and adhere to the Code of Show Ring Ethics printed at the front of this catalog. Any exhibitor or family member found to be in violation of any of those rules will be immediately expelled from the fairgrounds and will forfeit any prize money. Additional restrictions may be applied depending on the severity of the incident. The Department Chairperson will have full discretion in this matter.
17. Check-in for 4-H & FFA meat pens is Friday, July 21, 6-7:00 p.m. All others, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
18. Cooping will be assigned by show committee according to number of entries.
19. No animals not entered in a specific class will be permitted on fairgrounds.
20. No “For Sale” signs are permitted on cages.
ENTRY FEE: $1.00
PREMIUMS: 1st-$5.00; 2nd- $4.00; 3rd- $3.00; 4th- $2.00; 5th- $1.00
NOTE: Rules 10, 12, and 13 in General Rules will be strictly enforced.
Rabbit Health Rules
1. Rabbits will be screened on arrival for health and show condition. No rabbits showing signs of contagious or infectious disease will be admitted to the show.
2. Department Superintendents have the final judgment in resolving any dispute.
Class #: a combination of breed, variety, and age.
EXAMPLE: Dutch, Steel, Junior Buck= 19545
Rabbit Breed #:
02. American Sable
03. American Fuzzy Lop
04. Angora, English
05. Angora, French
06. Angora, Giant
07. Angora, Satin
08. Argente Brun
09. Belgian Hare
11. Britannia Petite
13. Champagne D’Argent
14. Checkered Giant
15. Chinchilla, American
16. Chinchilla, Giant
17. Chinchilla, Standard
19. Crème D’Argent
21. Dwarf Hotot
22. English Lop
23. English Spot
24. Flemish Giant
25. Florida White
26. French Lop
30. Holland Lop
31. Hotot, Blanc de
32. Jersey Wooly
35. Mini Lop
36. Mini Rex
37. Mini Satin
38. Netherland Dwarf
39. New Zealand
46. Silver Fox
47. Silver Marten
Cavy Breed Numbers
51. Abyssinian Satin
53. American Satin
56. Peruvian Satin
58. Silkie Satin
60. Teddy Satin
62. White Crested
Rabbit/Cavy Variety/Group #:
03. Any Other Marked
04. Any Other Self
05. Any Other Solid
06. Any Other Variety
08. Black Otter
13. Broken Color
14. Broken Group
18. Chestnut Agouti
30. Light Gray
35. Marked Group A
36. Marked Group B
43. Sable Marten
44. Sable Point
51. Solid Group A
52. Solid Group B
53. Standard (No Variety)
55. Steel Gray
56. Tan Pattern
58. Tortoise Shell & White
1. Senior Buck/Boar
2. Senior Doe/Sow
3. Intermediate Buck/Boar
4. Intermediate Doe/Sow
5. Junior Buck/Boar
6. Junior Doe/Sow
7. Pre-Junior Buck/Boar
8. Pre-Junior Buck/Boar *See rule 8 for Pre-Juniors classes
THE ERIC SWEINHART MEMORIAL “YOUTH RABBIT BREEDER AWARD”
1. This contest will be judged on Thursday at 3 p.m.
2. All entrants need to bring the dam and two of her offspring. Exhibitor integrity will be assumed.
3. The animals will be judged on the exhibitor’s ability to choose the best matings to produce better offspring.
4. This contest is open to any youth currently enrolled in Lebanon County 4-H or FFA rabbit project. They will need to present their up-to-date project book. Be sure to include personal breeding and husbandry records.
5. If needed, the judge may choose to question all entrants about proper care to rabbits.
6. The judges’ decision is final! Any objections or disruptions could result in elimination from future contests. Exhibitors can only win this award one time.
7. The winners will receive a special award and a cash prize.
8. No pre-registration required.
9. Any questions should be directed to Hannah Kiscadden at 717-679-9180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.